Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


  Miss Bellamy-Brown  

  Mrs Johnston



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Cannon Hall Farm Trip!

Cannon Hall Farm Trip

Reception had an amazing time on our trip to Cannon Hall Farm. When we got there we were delighted to see a family of meerkats, lots of pigs and piglets, a family of goats, horses, sheep, cows and donkeys!  We got to feed the animals as well as stroke a guinea pig and a super fluffy rabbit! We had our picnic lunch under some shady trees and then we got to play on the adventure playground. What a super day out!

Experimenting with Science and Maths!

We have been have a smashing time recently combining our knowledge and skills in maths and science. We have made different types of slime, performed tests to find out which household items make the best glue and  closely observed the life cycle of a frog with our classroom tadpoles. The children have worked hard to develop their critical thinking and observational skills and had a great time doing it! Hooray for Maths and Science!

People Who Help Us

People Who Help Us!

This half term we have been learning all about People Who Help Us in our community. We had two very special visits from West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire and Rescue - they taught us lots about staying safe and all about the jobs of police officers and fire fighters... We also had our eyes tested by the NHS opticians! This topic has inspired us to think about the different jobs we would like to do when we grow up - we definitely have some future police officers and fire fighters in our midst!

Cliffe Castle!

Our Dinosaur Adventure at Cliffe Castle!

Reception went on a trip to Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley to learn about DINOSAURS! We started the day with a special workshop all about different kinds of dinosaurs and we learned how to sort and categorise the different dinosaurs  and recorded our findings in a special notebook. We learned about fossils and even got to hold some fossils that were millions of years old! After that we had time to explore the museum and look at the amazing collections of rocks, animals and birds and even some ancient Egyptian artefacts! What an amazing day!

Dinosaur Maths!

Dinosaur Maths! 

Our new topic for Spring is DINOSAURS and what better way to kick off our learning in maths than with a bucket full of dinosaurs maths challenge! We had to roll the dice and correctly match the quantity and colour of dinosaurs with the numbers and colours on the dice... The winner was the person who had the most dinosaurs in their bucket after two minutes! Our top score was 17 dinosaurs collected in 2 minutes!

Gruffalo Crumble

Gruffalo Crumble!

We couldn't have a Gruffalo week without making Gruffalo crumble so Reception found a recipe and set to work! We chopped, mixed, sprinkled and stirred and then after what seemed like ages and ages in the oven we had a delicious Gruffalo Crumble! The smells of apples, cinnamon and sugar filled the air as we happily munched on big bowls of delicious crumble with custard!

The Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo!

Reception have had an amazing week this week which began with a wonderful trip to the theatre in Burnley to watch The Gruffalo Live! The show was hilarious and we all thought that the Gruffalo was hilarious! When we got back to school we used our Gruffalo puppets to retell the story of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. We created masks, paintings and pictures in our art area and experimented with a range of materials to get the features of the Gruffalo just right! Stay tuned for our Gruffalo Crumble photos...

Our first week in Reception!

It has been a very busy week in Reception - there are so many wonderful new things to explore and lots of new friends to make. Have a look at our slideshow below to see a few of the things we have been up to!